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Selfstarter Creator Lockitron Delivers Device to Backers

About 2 years ago a startup called Apigy was rejected by Kickstarter for their Lockitron project.  Their concept was pretty basic:  a connected door lock device that could be integrated with existing household hardware. Once installed the user could control their front door via an… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 14, 2013

Entrepreneur | Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter Entrepreneur’s Michelle Goodman interviews Cameron Robertson, co-founder of Lockitron and one of the men behind the decision to open-source Selfstarter for other companies looking to crowdfund. He explains some of the benefits of using Selfstarter over other rewards-based crowdfunding solutions…. Read More

On Crowdhoster: DaDa Offers Luxury Undies Made By Happy Workers

Dada Quarterly Underwear Club is currently seeking 100 early backers on dadaunderwear.com to grow their underwear subscription service. Every three months backers can expect to get some luxury underwear in the mail without any hassle. They are able to self-host their campaign on their own… Read More

From Crowdfunding Success, To Project Demise, Lumawake Bids Farewell

Lumawake has a fascinating crowdfunding history.  We originally discovered this product in 2012. The concept was the brainchild of Greg Laugle who came up with the idea way back in 1997.  He was working through college and he barely got any sleep. He loathed the… Read More

Tile Item Finder Crowdfunds Over 134 Times Goal, Rockets to Over $2.6 Million

Tile location Device Skips Big Crowdfunding Platforms to Use Selfstarter Becoming the Most Successful Selfstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Ever. The tiny blue tooth device to keep track of your belongings both large and small launched a super sized crowdfunding campaign foregoing crowdfunding giants Indiegogo and Kickstarter… Read More

Tile Location Device Blasts Past $1,000,000 Crowdfunded on Goal of Only $20,000 (Updated)

Crowdfunding Success as Creator Preps for Appearance on CNBC. The Tile Location device blew past $1,000,000 crowdfunded on a goal of only $20,000 or a beat of over 5800%.  With 7 days left in their crowdfunding campaign the amount stood at over $1.1 Million funded… Read More

Tile Location Device Crowdfunds Using Selfstarter, Puts New Spin on Finding Lost Items

Stealthy Start-up Tile formed only 8 months ago –  but they have already announced a very cool product which has generated a lot of buzz and interest for it’s simplicity, and unique characteristic of leveraging other users to extend the functionality of their device. Lost… Read More

UPDATED: Soylent Crowdfunding Campaign On Crowdhoster Fully Funded

Rob Rhinehart and his team have settled on Crowdhoster as the platform of choice for their crowdfunding campaign for Soylent. We wrote about Soylent in the past, a meal replacement drink that garnered both praise and criticism in the press. Click here to see the… Read More

How Scout Alarm crowdfunded $160K — without Kickstarter or Indiegogo

Hassle-free home security sounds good, right? Perhaps $160,000 good, if you’re Scout Alarm … with none of that money going through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. In fact, Scout Alarm crowdsourced that cash all on its own. The Scout Alarm is a $120 “next… Read More

White Label Crowdfunding Platforms

As crowdfunding quickly evolves as an accepted form of financing for your business, project or whatever compels you – it is inevitable that alternatives to the Kickstarter / Indiegogo duopoly evolve.  There is something to be said for being first, but over time, competitors will… Read More

Selfstarter Crowdfunding Success Lumawake Hits Hurdle

Widely covered crowdfunding success Lumawake – dubbed the first docking station compatible with all iphones – recently indicated in their first backer update that they hit a hurdle. In contrast to the Kickstarter approach where funds committed are available for the project upon successfully attaining… Read More

Lumawake Nails Crowdfunding Goal

Lumawake, an iPhone dock which was originally turned away by kickstarter, nailed there goal today.  Earlier in the day, with on a couple hours left according to their site, they will still a couple thousand dollars shy of their $150,000 funding goal.  But success waited… Read More

Lockitron inventors sidestep Kickstarter’s funding limits

PARIS — The Internet’s global reach means it’s a golden age for inventors trying to bring a new product to market — at least until Kickstarter gives you the boot. Kickstarter is a “crowdfunding” site that lets ordinary people back inventors, creators, and others with… Read More

Christie Street Launches Crowdfunding Portal for Product Designers

The crowdfunding platforms that make the most noise (see: Kickstarter) are becoming more and more reluctant to accept product-focused offerings (see: KickstarterReject.com) for a variety of reasons: patent concerns, fulfillment concerns, liability concerns and the list goes on and on.  Are their concerns valid?  Debatable,… Read More

Lockitron: The app that unlocked crowd-funding success

For a few days, Lockitron looked like the little app that would, and should, but then couldn’t. Lockitron, which enables doors to be unlocked through a smart phone, was rejected by Kickstarter in October. It was turned away for being a home improvement product, which… Read More

Crowdfunding Poised to Streamline Relief Donations After Major Disasters

  It is becoming clear that Hurricane Sandy has had an astonishing impact on the eastern seaboard of the US.  Dozens are dead.  New York officials estimate that up to 40,000 people were left homeless by the storm.  The FEMA trailers made famous in the… Read More

Hayduke Labs Offers White Label Crowdfunding Solution

  Here come the developers. Hayduke Labs has announced an affordable white-label crowdfunding platform for accredited investors.  Pricing stands between $1000-3500 for your own crowdfunding web site.  Hayduke was started by Florida-based Ruby developer Mike Pence, who was an original team member at Kickstarter. From… Read More

Rejected by Kickstarter? ‘Roll your own’ with Selfstarter instead

There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding Kickstarter this year as the crowdfunding platform has gained popularity, prompting the institution of new rules and belt-tightening measures in recent months. Now, however, there’s a brand-new alternative: Meet Selfstarter, an open source platform that lets anyone “roll… Read More